Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education: Using Reflection and Experience to Improve Learning

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Routledge, Dec 16, 2003 - Education - 200 pages
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Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education explores ways of using storytelling as a teaching and learning tool. When storytelling is formalized in meaningful ways, it can capture everyday examples of practice and turn them into an opportunity to learn - encouraging both reflection, a deeper understanding of a topic and stimulating critical thinking skills. The technique can accommodate diverse cultural, emotional and experiential incidents, and may be used in many different contexts eg formal/informal; one-on-one/group setting.
The authors outline the different models of storytelling and explain how to make use of this technique and encourage a 'storytelling culture' within the workplace or in tutorial sessions.
Academic yet accessible, this book provides a new perspective on learning techniques and will be a great asset to any educator looking to improve reflective practice.

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Finding Stories
Telling Stories about Practice
Expanding Stories through Reflection
Processing Practice Stories
Reconstructing Stories Within a Group Setting
Ethical and Assessment Considerations
Name Index
Subject Index Biographical Notes

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Janice McDrury is an educator and health researcher at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand. She has 17 years' experience as a nurse educator and is a Senior Lecturer.
Maxine Alterio is a staff development coordinator at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin. She encourages practitioners from a range of disciplines to use formalized storytelling techniques.

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